I guess you know you are going to enjoy the weather here. We moved here from Washington state and have family who live in Longview. We love it here. As to selling your home in Washington state, I think renting it could be a real good option for you, or maybe even a lease option would work. However, I think it is really essential to have financial advice when making an important move like this. Given the climate in the mortgage market, lenders will be a bit more caution than previously and this will work to you advantage in this situation. One thing to keep in mind is a lender is generally only going to consider 75% of the rent as part of your income. It would be best for you to have someone lined up to rent before you purchase. I'd be happy to place you with a lender who could help you make a decision. If you decide to rent down here temporarily while you are looking, I have several investors who own corporate housing. It is significantly cheaper than living in a motel while you are looking and of course much more room. Please feel free to contact me by email or by phone.
Marilyn (702) 348-7146, firstname.lastname@example.org